: a genus (tribe Bambuseae) comprising typical bamboos that are woody or arborescent grasses native to the warmer parts of Asia, Africa, and South America sometimes attaining a height of 120 feet, growing in clumps, and having spikelets bearing several flowers

Word History


New Latin, from Dutch bamboes bamboo, modification of Malay bambu

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“Bambusa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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